WASHINGTON | As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?a

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats?
They’re captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, and venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich.

Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal that calls for an “economic transformation” to combat climate change.

Newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a chorus of cheers as Amazon announced it was abandoning plans to build it headquarters in New York City.

As the liberal flank celebrates its sudden ascendance in the party, others wonder if the Democrats are veering so far left they’re about to fall off a cliff.

It’s a valid question ahead of a presidential primary season with an unusually robust roster of contenders trying to wrest the White House from President Donald Trump.

By LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES ,  Associated Press